Recall petitions circulating against 2 city commissioners

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Recall petition forms have been taken out against Tucumcari City Commissioners Amy Gutierrez, second district, and Rick Haymaker, first district, according to Angelica Gray, Tucumcari city clerk. The petition forms were apparently ordered by Gary Southern, who was a candidate for municipal judge in the 2013 general election and […]

THS graduates move on to next chapter

Soon to be graduates Merissa Cooper and Maria Chavez sit down to relax for a few moments and share a laugh Friday at the Snake Pit as they await the start of the commencement ceremonies.

  Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Anxious, nervous and excited. Those were the emotions the 55 graduates of Tucumcari High School shared during Friday’s night commencement ceremony before family and friends at the Snake Pit. “It hasn’t even hit me yet that I’m about to be one of the first to walk out for  […]

Randall Jones found guilty of first-degree murder

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A jury convicted Tucumcari resident Randall Jones, 23, of first-degree murder Thursday in the July 9, 2011, slaying of Shirley Pacheco of Tucumcari. The jury deliberated for about three hours after two weeks of testimony in the case, which was held in Tenth Judicial District Court with Ninth Judicial […]

Rainfall benefits county

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Five days of rain have left Quay County with reported rainfall of up to five inches in various places in the county, according to Leonard Lauriault, superintendent of the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Experiment Station in Tucumcari. The National Weather Service’s readings show a 1.85-inch total for […]

Nature’s little spies and how they remind me of home

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist Have you ever had the feeling that you were being watched? You know, when the hair on the back of your neck stands up, you slightly turn your head to see if anyone is behind you then quickly look forward to make sure no one is walking up on you? […]

Tucumcari VFW Post conducts memorial services

Mucio Lopez places a poppy in front of the wreath honoring fallen veterans Monday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.  The ceremony was conducted by Tucumcari VFW Post 2528.

  QCS Staff A solemn ceremony Monday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery honored fallen veterans. The ceremony was conducted by the Delfido Gonzales Chapter 2528 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ron Wilmot, who represents U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-New Mexico), read a statement from Lujan that said the ceremony this year was […]

Logan honors fallen veterans

Over 150 residents gathered on Monday at Logan Cemetery to take part in the Memorial Day ceremony.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Over 150 Quay County residents attended the Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the Logan Cemetery, where the memories of 15 recently departed local veterans and other local veterans were honored, along with the sacrifices of all veterans, active duty, prisoners of war and missing in action to date. […]

Local youth contestants take part in 4-H competitions

QCS Staff Sixty-three Quay County young people ranging in age from six to 18 years old competed on May 17 in Quay County 4-H contests. Cloverbuds are under the age of nine, Novice nine to 11, Juniors 12 and 13 and seniors are 14 and older. Novices and Juniors will go on to district contests […]

Honor those who have fought for freedom

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist I am a blessed and fortunate American. More than 1.3 million Americans have died in war to preserve my life, liberty and happiness. Yet I have not had to experience the loss of a close loved one due to war. Not having served in the Armed Forces myself I struggle […]

Tucumcari High School seniors paint the mountain

Brandy Olivas and Joseph Otero make their way up the T on Tucumcari Mountain.

QCS Staff Just about all of Tucumcari High School’s  2014 graduating class gathered near the top of Tucumcari Mountain to put a new coat of lime-and-water whitewash on the T on May 21. They rode up to the T in four-wheel drive vehicles, many driven by parent volunteers, for a day of climbing up and […]